Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Hello, Sunshine–CTD #383


Hello, all, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Miss Broni has a bright and cheerful palette for us to work with.

Well, this bright and cheerful paletted said TROPICAL to me so that’s what I went with. I got out BB Polynesian Paradise, stamped the images with Black Licorice hybrid ink on BB Polynesian Paradise Die-namics cut from X-Press It Blending card and colored them with Copic markers. Then, on a Sweet Tooth card stock base, I added another layer of Swee Tooth card stock with a circle cut from it using Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, spread some molding paste on throught Wonky Chevron Stencil, and popped it up on the base after it dried. Before I popped it up, though, I added a circle of Ranger Watercolor paper on which I did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors.


I added a strip of Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and the sentiment, stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock cut with Blueprints 20 Die-namics, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and also popped up on foam. I then added the colored images and was done!

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD383 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd383 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented March Guest Designer, Leslie Miller!

Amy Rysavy!
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Leslie Miller – March Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


BB Polynesian Paradise 
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack, Ranger Watercolor paper, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 13 Die-namics, Blueprints 20 Die-namics, BB Polynesian Paradise Die-namics, Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, Wonky Chevron Stencil, Peerless Watercolors, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic (MFT); Copic markers, heat tool



  1. Have to admit that I have followed you for a long time-you are such an inspiration. This is an adorable card.

  2. How fun and bright and smile-inducing! I love that chameleon to death and don't you love how he fits perfectly on the corner of anything!!

  3. Such a fun card with the cute colored critters and flowers and awesome background.

  4. Wow! Amazing card Barbara. Love the depth and fabulous texture.

  5. Barb, just love that sunny background and super cute and colorful critters! Great texture, and your coloring is fabulous!

  6. OMGoodness, these tropical critters are so perfect with these colors! Love this!

  7. Bar! This card is EXCEPTIONAL!! LOVE your layout with the frame! AMAZING!


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